Sundman's FUN Seminar Will Be Fun
With Popcorn and 3-D Glasses For Audience
LITTLETON Nineteenth century stereographic 3-D slides of the United States Mint, combined with 21st century digital technology and bags of fresh popcorn, will highlight David M. Sundman’s educational lecture, January 13, 2005 - during the Florida United Numismatists convention in Fort Lauderdale.
Audience members will be provided with 3-D glasses and a bag of popcorn to watch an updated version of Sundman’s well-received presentation at the 2003 American Numismatic Association convention.
“This will be the first 3-D production in the history of FUN’s educational programs,” said Sundman, President of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, New Hampshire.
The lecture is entitled, “Ol’ Time Stereopticon 3-D Slideshow: Treasury Presses & Popcorn.” It will be presented at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 13, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
The program will feature more than two dozen historic 19th century stereographic 3-D slides of United States Mint operations. The images on the antique slides now have been digitally scanned and will be projected in a sharp digital format rather than with the fragile, half-century old stereographic projector with cloth electrical wiring that was used in the 2003 presentation.
“While supplies last, we’ll provide everyone with 3-D glasses for use during the program and a complimentary bag of popcorn to enjoy an old fashioned stereopticon slideshow enhanced with modern technology,” said Sundman.
In 1984, he began casually collecting 19th century stereographic images depicting coin and paper money-making scenes.
“The old photographs really make you feel like you are standing at the Mint or the BEP back in the late 1800s. I really got excited about them in 1987 when I met Eric P. Newman and saw his extensive collection of stereoviews in St. Louis,” explained Sundman.
“Stereoviews of 19th century United States Mint operations are relatively modest in cost, ranging from $5 to $300 or more each, but they can be elusive. There are about a dozen ‘common’ views, but others are difficult to find. That’s part of the fun of collecting.”
For additional information, contact David M. Sundman, Littleton Coin Company, 1309 Mt. Eustis Rd., Littleton, NH 03561. Phone: (603) 444-5386.